e-Records 2017: “Big Data vs. Information Security: Bringing Peace to Conflict”

This is the sixth post of a multi-part recap of the 2017 e-Records Conference. Presentation materials from the conference are available on the e-Records 2017 website. Information Governance: Take Control and Succeed The Public Information Act and Updates from 85th Legislative Session TSLAC Wants Your Electronic Records Establishing Information Governance for Local Governments in Microsoft…

Bracing for Recovery

We are cross-posting an important entry from Texas State Librarian Mark Smith’s blog. The Texas State Library and Archives Commission, in cooperation with the Texas Library Association, has been working to identify disaster recovery resources and options for use by libraries in the Houston and gulf coast area. First, it is important to be aware…

‘Tis the season for storms…and other hazards to your records

What crazy weather we’ve lately had in the Central Texas area. Severe storms, tornado warnings, and flooding in numerous cities including San Marcos, Houston, Wimberley, and Austin, with 70 counties declared in a state of emergency as of May 29. What should you do to ensure you’re prepared and your important information is protected from such incidents? What…

Are you prepared for Mr. Murphy?

Murphy’s Law. Simply stated: if anything can go wrong, it will. In the world of emergency preparedness, it’s not a matter of if something goes wrong but when. You may have noticed some recent incidents around the country involving flooding, power outages, and tornadoes. Once health and safety issues have been handled, what happens to…

Emergency Management Summit recap

Every once in awhile we have the opportunity to explore an area that’s related to, but outside the traditional scope of, records management.  As our agency’s Continuity of Operations (COOP) Coordinator,  I attended the Emergency Management All Hazards/Stakeholders Summit in Houston 6 December to learn some tidbits to implement or at least consider in our planning efforts.  The audience…